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[ahd-soo m; English ad-suhm] /ˈɑd sʊm; English ˈæd sʌm/
interjection, Latin.
I am present. Unabridged
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  • The one crucial call had come for him, and he could not answer "adsum."

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest Annie Nathan Meyer
  • Once more it was France's good fortune to be able to answer, adsum.

  • "adsum," Frank answered, softly, and Katrine flashed a smile of appreciation back at him.

    Katrine Elinor Macartney Lane
  • There he passed the remainder of his days, and there he said "adsum" when his name was called for the last time in this world.

  • Instead of answering “Here” or “adsum,” in the usual way, the boy whose name was called stood in his place and held up his hand.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • adsum amicis, venio in senatum frequens ultroque affero res multum et diu cogitatas easque tueor animi, non corporis viribus.

    Cato Maior de Senectute Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • He heard the different voices—adsum, adsum—the roll was being called!

    The Reign of Greed Jose Rizal
British Dictionary definitions for adsum


sentence substitute
I am present
Word Origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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